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Bow Church ⇄ Tower Gateway Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Bow Church to Tower Gateway is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the DLR and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Poplar

  1. From Bow Church take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Poplar to the Docklands Light Railway
  3. Leave the train at Tower Gateway

Number of tube stops: 8 · Journey time: Approx 25 mins

Stations on the route: Bow Church ➜ Devons Road ➜ Langdon Park ➜ All Saints ➜ Poplar [change train] Poplar ➜ Westferry ➜ Limehouse ➜ Shadwell ➜ Tower Gateway

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the DLR and DLR

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include Bow Church to Tower Hill, Bow Church to Aldgate and Bow Church to Whitechapel

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Bow Church tube station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train

Tower Gateway station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train

Bow Church station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use two flights of stairs (16 steps down +11 steps down)

Changing tube line at Poplar – You can use a lift when changing between the DLR platforms

Tower Gateway station exit – There’s a lift between the platforms and the exit. You can also use an escalator, or three flights of stairs (16 steps down +3 steps down +11 steps down)

The journey from Tower Gateway to Bow Church is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the DLR and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Poplar

  1. From Tower Gateway take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Poplar to the Docklands Light Railway
  3. Leave the train at Bow Church

Number of tube stops: 8 · Journey time: Approx 27 mins

Stations on the route: Tower Gateway ➜ Shadwell ➜ Limehouse ➜ Westferry ➜ Poplar [change train] Poplar ➜ All Saints ➜ Langdon Park ➜ Devons Road ➜ Bow Church

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the DLR and DLR

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include Tower Gateway to Tower Hill, Tower Gateway to Aldgate and Tower Gateway to Whitechapel

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Tower Gateway train station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train

Bow Church station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train

Tower Gateway station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the platforms. You can also use an escalator, or three flights of stairs (11 steps up +3 steps up +16 steps up)

Changing tube line at Poplar – You can use a lift when changing between the DLR platforms

Bow Church station exit – There’s a lift between the platforms and the exit. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use two flights of stairs (11 steps up +16 steps up)

Tube fare between Bow Church and Tower Gateway

This tube journey is in Oyster zones 1-2. The cheapest fare is £2.80 off-peak (£3.40 peak) when you pay by Oyster or contactless. There’s no return fare, you just pay the same as two single tickets

Cost of tube fare from Bow Church ⇄ Tower Gateway Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares
Fare zone Cash Oyster & Contactless cards
Single fare Single fare Daily cap
Peak Off-peak Peak Off-peak
Zone 1-2 fare £6.70 £3.40 £2.80 £8.50 £8.50
Travelcard prices from Bow Church ⇄ Tower Gateway Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares
Fare Zone Travelcards (Train, Bus & Tram)
One day travel­card Week travel­card Month travel­card
Anytime Off-peak
Zone 1-2 travelcard n/a n/a £42.70 £164
Zone 1-4 travelcard £15.90 n/a £61.40 £235.80
Zone 1-6 travelcard £22.60 £15.90 £78 £299
Zone 1-9 travelcard £28.50 £17 £111.30 £427.40
See our complete list of London Underground fares 2024, Pensioner fares 2024, Children’s fares 2024, Oyster card fares 2024, Contactless card fares 2024 and Travelcard fares 2024
Note: Tube journey prices are correct as of

Peak and off-peak journey times

For Oyster and contactless off-peak is outside the hours of 6.30 AM-9.30 AM and 4 PM-7 PM (Mon-Fri). For travelcards it’s any time after 9.30 AM (Mon-Fri). Weekends are always classed as off-peak. Note: Between the 8th March and 31st May 2024 TFL are running a trial called ‘Off-Peak Friday Fares’, where Fridays will be classed as off-peak all day.

The fare is based on what time your journey begins. It doesn’t matter what time your journey ends.

Other ways to make this journey

Travel on foot – The distance is roughly 2¾ miles, which will probably take around 52-58 minutes on foot

Travel by bus – Single fare: £1.75 (you may need more than one bus); Daily cap: £5.25; Weekly cap: £24.70; 1-day travelcard: £6; Weekly travelcard: £24.70 – Adult bus fares · Senior citizen bus fares · Children’s bus fares

Travel by taxi – A 2¾ mile ride between Tower Gateway train station and Bow Church in a black cab should cost you about £14.30 to £24.60 and take anything from 12 to 24 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Tower Gateway station